Jazzy D. Rippy and Ameena R. Sheikh (pronounced "shake") are the Co-Founders of LADIES IN LAW®, a minority, woman-owned boutique law firm in downtown Detroit. They specialize in Legacy Planning – the process of protecting, preserving and controlling your assets, finances, businesses and health decisions, during your lifetime and after. Ladies in Law® makes Legacy Planning accessible and attainable for middle-class Americans.
Ladies in Law® has been recognized as a leader in the legal field by Marquis Who’s Who America, National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 Michigan and Expertise.com. Jazzy and Ameena have been featured in The Michigan Chronicle, Detroit Legal News, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, BLAC Detroit and Close Up Radio with Doug Llewelyn.
Both Co-Founders graduated magna cum laude in the top 10% from their law schools, The University of Toledo College of Law and Wayne State University Law School, respectively. Following law school, their paths crossed while working at a prestigious business law firm in downtown Detroit. After honing their skills at the firm but realizing that large corporate law was not their passion, they ended up leaving the firm but initially went in separate directions.
Jazzy pursued her dream of entrepreneurship and started her own law firm geared toward helping individuals. Ameena’s adventurous spirit took her to California, where she became licensed to practice law and worked for a small, boutique law firm in Los Angeles. Ameena eventually returned home to Detroit and teamed up with Jazzy to form LADIES IN LAW® in January of 2019.
Both Jazzy and Ameena value diversity and giving back to their community. Jazzy is on the board of the Michigan Arthritis Foundation, assisting with its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Ameena is a board member of Figure Skating in Detroit, a non-profit organization serving girls of color by combining leadership and academic programs with figure skating training.
In her free time, Jazzy enjoys writing poetry and creating music. Ameena enjoys ice skating and playing with her 4-lb yorkie, Barney. Together, they enjoy checking out new restaurants, concerts and events around downtown Detroit.